Life-span discrepancies between rich and poor

By Ruth Laugesen In Commentary

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30th July, 2011
Sir Michael Marmot, a British guru on health inequality, sounds delighted by the impact he is making in his short visit to New Zealand. When the Listener speaks to him, he has spent the day briefing National, Labour and Green MPs, as well as health officials and health workers. “I found a high level of interest right across the spectrum,” says Marmot, who has pioneered research across four decades on why the poor die sooner than the rich. Even the National MPs, traditionally not ...

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